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Schneider Electric accelerates Industry 4.0 push with extended AVEVA, Lenovo and Stratus partnerships

Written by Thu 18 Jun 2020

Schneider Electric and AVEVA release industrial edge reference designs to simplify industrial digitisation

Schneider Electric is expanding partnerships with several technology companies to enable the “convergence” of IT and OT at the industrial edge.

The industrial edge refers to distributed IT infrastructure enclosures, spaces or facilities located in industrial environments.

With its expanded partnerships Schneider has released new edge reference designs, co-developed with AVEVA, and integrating solutions from Lenovo and Stratus, as well as a learning path for system integrators and an online community sharing business opportunities within Schneider Electric Exchange.

“The smart factory is becoming smarter. Our expanded partnerships and new industrial edge programs empower system integrators to leverage their domain expertise and become IT/OT convergence specialists and meet these needs for their customers,” said Philippe Rambach, Senior Vice President, Industrial Automation, Schneider Electric.

“We know that smart manufacturing is driving an unprecedented wave of IT technologies into industrial spaces. As companies leverage AI, robotic processing automation, and more, they will require edge computing solutions to reduce latency and enable resiliency, while ensuring privacy and security, and addressing important data and bandwidth requirements.”

Reference designs

Schneider Electric has unveiled new customisable industrial edge reference designs, co-developed with AVEVA, which including solutions from Lenovo and Stratus.

The designs let end-users pre-configure technology platforms and devices before shipment to increase deployment speed and reduce field engineering costs.

The designs come pre-integrated with EcoStruxure, Schneider’s cloud-based DCIM solution, which was recently injected with AVEVA’s OT monitoring technology.

Edge learning program

Schneider has also launched a comprehensive digital training series for system integrators on EcoStruxure Micro Data Center and EcoStruxure IT solutions and how they can address common challenges at the edge.

The 14-session development program, available through Schneider’s Alliance Partner Portal, focuses on how to leverage the reference designs and IT solution providers to deliver IT/OT solutions for end-users.

Industrial edge exchange community

Within the Schneider Electric Exchange is a new Industrial Edge Community which allows system integrators to identify and engage with edge-certified IT solution providers to facilitate new business.

The Exchange platform also features a tool that pairs Alliance System Integrators with Schneider Electric’s Edge-certified IT Channel Partners.

Schneider Electric has more than 1,000 industry-leading Alliance System Integrator Partners in 67 countries, and more than 400 IT solution providers in its partner program worldwide.

“Schneider Electric’s extensive partner ecosystem is unparalleled in both IT and OT systems, making it an unrivalled advantage over the competition,” said Pankaj Sharma, Executive Vice President, Secure Power, Schneider Electric.

“When you combine the power of the partner ecosystem with our expertise at the edge and the breadth of our offer, it’s a winning trifecta for system integrators and IT solution providers.”

Written by Thu 18 Jun 2020

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